Korea, Germany sneak into top five destinations; Nigeria and New Zealand also strong partners

Despite solid growth, Atlanta is still ranked No. 18 among metros in goods exports. 


Gwinnett County Leading 12-Day Trade Mission to China, Korea

by Chris Freiberg | August 21, 2015 The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce on Friday, Aug 21, is to embark on a 12-day journey through China and Korea during which four international companies are expected to announce major operations in metro Atlanta. More

SunTrust Sees Growing Export Consciousness, but 'Awareness Gap' Remains

by Trevor Williams | August 11, 2015 A recent survey of SunTrust Banks Inc. clients showed that 17 percent are looking to expand sales into internationally by 2020, an indication that companies’ consciousness about exporting is on the rise, according to the bank’s head for trade.  More

ThermaCare Plant Faces Tug and Pull of the Global Economy

by Trevor Williams | August 6, 2015 Too often for proponents of American manufacturing, cities like Albany, Ga., have been on the losing end of the global economy. To many, the corporate quest for efficiencies and shareholder value has made further integration synonymous with job loss in the U.S. More

Rep. Westmoreland Favors Free Trade but Bemoans Complexity of Trade Issues

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2015 Although he voted against recent trade legislation, U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, told members of the Atlanta Women in International Trade at a luncheon gathering at the Delta Flight Museum on July 27 that he remained a proponent of free trade as long as it  is fair, as in “fair trade.” More

NOW Corp. Seeks to Help Small Exporters Hurt by Ex-Im's Demise

by Phil Bolton | July 23, 2015 In an effort to fill the vacuum left by the demise of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an Atlanta company is actively seeking to provide an alternative to help small business exporters maintain and grow their international sales. More